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    The Jillian E. Daly Foundation was created in memory of our beloved daughter. Her zest for life, perpetual smile and ready laugh, brought a ray of “sunshine” into many people’s lives. Her career as a nurse was suited to her personality and compassion for others.  It was, however, cut short with Jillian’s passing in October of 2010, barely a year into her professional life.  An autoimmune condition known as warm hemolytic anemia abruptly ended Jillian’s life.  Jillian also had several bouts of ITP, a platelet disorder, since her junior year in high school.  ITP (Idiopathic Thrombocytopenia) is also an autoimmune disorder.  How the two are related or triggered, is not completely known.

    Our desire is to invest our fundraising interests and energies into autoimmune disease research and to assist young students entering the health and helping professions. We hope to one day discover why the body turns against itself and to uncover ways to correct and prevent these conditions. Your participation in our foundation, in any capacity, is greatly appreciated.

    Jillian’s passion for life, love of family and friends gives us many opportunities for fund raising ideas.